- the Bronx
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $799,835)
Covenant House New York (CHNY) will provide 6 to 24 months of transitional housing to youth experiencing homelessness who have experienced trafficking, and/or are at risk of exploitation, with a focus on education and employment services, housing search and assistance. Youth in this program will have access to CHNY’s other supportive services, including medical and mental health care, and youth development support, as well as permanency planning services, working closely with Housing Specialists across CHNY’s housing continuum. All services will be delivered at CHNY’s main service center in Midtown Manhattan, or at one of their Bronx satellite sites. CHNY expects to screen over 1,000 young people, providing comprehensive services to approximately 150 victims of human trafficking over the term of the grant period, in-house and via collaborations with other service providers. Additionally, CHNY will provide training and technical assistance to partner providers in the community to raise awareness of and improve services to human trafficking victims in New York City and beyond.